Super 8 Amarillo West
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... This was another area where Route 66 still goes through the town.
Traveling though the Texas panhandle took us by the Cadillac Ranch which has 10 Cadillacs buried hood first into the ground. The 25 years since we were here last has been ******* the cars and many are just a rusting shell. Visitors still come armed with spray paint to add their personal touch to the cars.
We made our goal of Amarillo and will continue our trek toward home ...
... a tribute to Route 66 by some local nutter where he bought 10 classic Cadillacs and stuck them into the ground bonnet first all in a row and now tourists come and spray paint them with their tags. The other thing they're famous for is the Big Texan Steakhouse where they offer the 72oz slab of steak and sides for free IF you can eat it all by yourself in less than one hour! Only a few people have managed it. Not feeling man enough for it ...
... more than the rain and hail by 2am. Fortunately no damage from the hail.
At daybreak, the sun was out like nothing ever happened except a group of campers across from us lost an Easy-up canopy.
The group is an organization for ladies; SOTF - Sisters on the Fly. Their rules are: "No Men, No Pets, No Kids... and Be Nice".
The members we saw at the campground had very unique RV's - all in "fashionable" style.
A bit later ...
On Saturday the 6th October we went to the National 66 Museum which was like a small village with all the old shops, barn, Bank etc, worth a visit in Elk City. We then moved on passing through Shamrock with it's Art Deco garage. Groom that has the tallest cross and a leaning water tower to compete with the leaning tower of Pisa. We passed through Texola which was claimed to be a ghost ...
... she could believe it she had never taken an order for fish and didn’t even know it was an option!! Well there’s a first for every thing! We asked her who was the youngest person to complete the steak challenge, an 11year old boy and the oldest a 69 year old woman! There was an Ozzy who did it in 14 mins, but the quickest was a professional eater from New York, doing it in 8 minutes!! Bey was desperate to come back and get a south ...